COMING HOME: A Short Film By Anne Chambers

Written by Anne Chambers.

Coming Home is an uplifting story of one woman's journey to recovery from breast cancer. It evolved out of a short story by author Anne Chambers which was previously short-listed for the Hennessy Literary Awards.

At the time of writing the story a friend of Anne's was diagnosed with breast cancer.

'I saw her set out on her journey to recovery, firstly trying to come to terms with the diagnoses and treatment. Along the way her fears, her bravery in the face of the many painful stages, her unselfishness as she strove to maintain as normal a life as possible for herself and her family, her determination to get better, her fear dissolve into hope, was truly inspirational. Coming Home reflects her story as it does the story of countless other women.' Anne Chambers.

The Film

Coming Home (14 minutes) was produced by Tile Films Ltd. "I was very moved by Anne's story and immediately agreed to support the project. We put together a team of top class film professionals all of whom were committed to producing a film with the highest possible production values." Dave Farrell, Tile Films

The Cast

Coming Home is directed by Lisa Mulcahy and the lead role is played by Tony-nominated and IFTA award-winning actress Dawn Bradfield supported by Simon O'Gorman, Maria McDermottroe, Theo Kirwan, Joey O'Sullivan and Holly Gregg.


Coming Home will be entered in film festivals/competitions worldwide. It will also be made available free to any organisation/group/individual who wishes to avail of it as a support tool in spreading the message of early detection and positivity in the fight against breast cancer.


Nawrik (KIRWAN spelt backwards!) is a charity the Kirwan children set up after the death of their Dad. It is now run by Hilary (Pratt) and Tony Kirwan.

" It has been truly inspiring for Hilary and I, not only to be asked by Anne would our little charity fund Coming Home, but to be able to dedicate our contribution to the memory of our dear brother and sister, Jack & Jill, both of whom died of cancer, by supporting the team in making such an outstanding film. Their dedication deserves acclaim, way beyond the shores of Ireland, for so effectively promoting the cause of making cancer less frightening by enlightening" Tony Kirwan

Coming Home from Tile Films Ltd on Vimeo.


Written by Anne Chambers.

ANNE has co-written a number screenplays. These include one based on her biography of Grace O’Malley and another on her biography of the famous cricketer Ranji. Both are currently in development. Three screenplays have received development funding from the Irish Film Board and from MEDIA.

The following screenplays, co-written with Canadian-born writer David.T Reilly, are currently available for option.



Genre: Human drama

Time: Present

Location: Ireland and America


The arrival of a letter from Ireland, reopens old wounds for American-based author and wife Melissa. The result of a teenage pregnancy, a stillborn baby, and an outraged father come back to haunt her.



Genre: Comedy

Time: 1969

Location: Ireland


In a last ditch effort to save the local Hurling Club, the villagers of the rural backwater of Rathdown hit on a novel way of raising money, with the aid of a pedigree prize bull.



Genre: Political Conspiracy

Time: Present

Location: America


When PI John Tressilian’s missing persons case becomes linked to a right-wing conspiracy to kill the anti-gun female candidate running for the American Presidency, he uncovers a deadly plot that, if it succeeds, will have awesome repercussions for American democracy.


Bad Habits

Genre: Black Comedy

Time: Present

Location: Ireland

Story Outline

Twenty year old rock chick Marianne’s life is falling apart. Sent for detox to a remote gulag convent in Ireland she teams up with 3 unorthodox American nuns When their escape van becomes involved in a drugs heist the ’bad habits’ of Mariann and the Nuns come into play and save the day.


Rights enquiries for above screenplays to:

Jonathan Williams Literary Agency, Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin. Tel: 353 1 2803482


Grace O'Malley: The Biography of Ireland's Pirate Queen, 1530-1603 is the sole published biographical account of Grace O’Malley, sourced from original manuscript material, both in public and in private domain. For the latter, the author, Anne Chambers, had sole and exclusive access. Much of this material was located and decyphered in its original form (i.e.16th century manuscripts) by the author and is exclusive to her book. Furthermore, the presentation, opinions and analyses in the book are exclusive to the author. The author reserves all her rights in this book. No part of her book may be reproduced or utilised in any form or media, written or oral, or by means digital, electronic or mechanical, including photographic, film, video recording, photocopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system. Permission from the author and publisher must first be obtained to reproduce any part of or quotations from the book. Any transgression in this regard will be addressed. For more information, comments or enquiries please contact: Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Copyright © 2022.


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